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| On Nov 20, 2021 4:00 AM IST

SL vs WI: Possible West Indies Playing 11 for 1st Test


WI Playing 11: The West Indies will play the 2 test match series against Sri Lanka, with the first beginning from 21 November. The warmup match of the West Indies could not take place due to rain.

They last played the test series against Pakistan in August 2021. The series was drawn 1-1. The best performer in the batting unit for the West Indies team was Jason Holder with 147 runs. While, Jayden Seales picked 11 wickets, being the prime performer with the ball. The team will led by the opening batsman Kraigg Brathwaite, who has been impressive with his contributions for the team in the red ball cricket.

Team News

  • The West Indies team drew their last test series 1-1 against Pakistan.
  • The uncapped player Jeremy Solozano has been named for the first time.

WI Playing 11 (likely)

The West Indies team are not known for their abilities in the test format. But, they are expected to play well in this test series against Sri Lanka. The few of their players are joining the squad after fine performances in their previous tournaments and would be beneficial for the team.

The team will be captained by the Kraigg Brathwaite, who will open alongside Shai Hope. The team will look to find contributions from Roston Chase, Jason Holder, and Rakheem Cornwall. The youngsters like Kyle Mayers, Jermaine Blackwood , and wicket keeper Joshua De Silva would be key for the team as well. In a spin friendly conditions, Veerasammy Permaul can play this game, with other bowlers being Roach and Gabriel.

Related: Possible Sri Lanka Playing 11 for 1st Test

WI Playing 11 (likely)

Kraigg Brathwaite (c)
Shai Hope
Kyle Mayers
Roston Chase
Jermaine Blackwood
Rahkeem Cornwall
Jason Holder
Joshua Da Silva (wk)
Shannon Gabriel
Veerasammy Permaul
Kemar Roach

West Indies Squad

West Indies Squad: Kraigg Brathwaite (Captain), Jermaine Blackwood (Vice Captain), Nkrumah Bonner, Roston Chase, Rahkeem Cornwall, Joshua Da Silva, Shannon Gabriel, Jason Holder, Shai Hope, Kyle Mayers, Veerasammy Permaul, Kemar Roach, Jayden Seales, Jeremy Solozano, Jomel Warrican

4 Fantasy picks for Sri Lanka vs West Indies from WI

1. Jason Holder

The test specialists has a innate ability to take wickets with the new ball and can effectively contribute with the bat in the middle order. He has garnered 137 wickets and 2434 runs in Tests.

Name Matches Runs Wickets
Jason Holder 51 2434 137

2. Roston Chase

The all rounder is playing well in the white ball cricket and will certainly be the best pick for your fantasy team. In 41 Tests, Chase has around 2000 runs and 71 wickets.

Name Matches Runs Wickets
Roston Chase 41 1996 71

3. Shai Hope

The top order batsman has a solid technique and fine composure to bat for longer durations. In 36 test matches, Shai has scored 1675 runs.

Name Matches Runs Economy
Shai Hope 36 1675 25.76z

Know more about Shai Hope

4. Kemar Roach

One of the legendary bowlers for the West Indies team with the red cherry will be a differential pick for this due to his wicket taking abilities. In 67 matches, he has bagged 231 wickets.

Name Matches Wickets 5w/10w
Kemar Roach 67 231 9/1

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